A schoolgirl who reported being slashed with a knife in Itabashi, Tokyo, has confessed to making up the incident, police said Monday.
The 15-year-old girl reportedly told her parents that she had been slashed by a man wielding a knife on Friday night, following which the girl's parents filed a report with police. However, Fuji TV reported that on Saturday night, the girl revealed that her story was a lie and that the assault had never taken place.
When asked by police why she had made up the attack, the girl was quoted by told investigators as saying, "I wanted my parents to worry about me. Things got out of control and I couldn't admit the truth."© Japan Today